Approvals for Development within Mine Subsidence Districts - New South Wales


You may need this approval if you intend to undertake development in a Mine Subsidence District. Mine Subsidence Districts are areas that have been affected by underground coal mining that has or will take place.

Approval is needed to alter existing structures, erect new structures or to subdivide land within a Mine Subsidence District. Planning and other approvals may also be needed. You do not need this approval if the type of work you intend to undertake is minor and would not otherwise require approval from your local council.

If you have already started work without obtaining this approval, you can apply for a certificate of compliance. This certificate will confirm that your work meets all the appropriate requirements.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for approval, you must:

  • be planning building work in a Mine Subsidence District or planning to subdivide the land
  • have architectural plans that identify key structural points that comply with the law and best building practices
  • be able to provide any relevant information or documentation relating to your planned development.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


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You do not need to pay any fees.

Other resources

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Lodgement process


You can lodge your application online with the Agency or through your local council as an integrated development. Your application should include detailed plans of your proposed structure or subdivision, including the location and details of articulation / control joints in brickwork to confirm compliance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia.

Approval time

5 to 10 working days

Administering agency

Subsidence Advisory NSW

Contact details

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